Surrey 500 is Surrey Heartlands’ new system leadership development programme aimed at 500 leaders across our health and care system, including community partners.

Our three Integrated Care Partnerships (North West Surrey, Guildford and Waverley and Surrey Downs) and those who work across Surrey   are nominating teams and individuals to take part in this brand new programme which aims to help our front line workforce and those already in leadership roles overcome barriers and foster a culture of collaboration across our system. It is Surrey Heartlands’ first large-scale leadership programme offering the opportunity to learn with colleagues working right across the system.

This programme focuses on systems leadership rather than the traditional theories of management and leadership. Participants will work together on how to become catalysts for change and action, and the programme is based on a successful model designed in conjunction with the Fylde Coast Integrated Care Partnership, Lancashire and NHS North West Leadership Academy which achieved demonstrable system change within five months.

The programme starts in May 2019 for eight months and participants will attend six and half days of development and community-based learning. For more information on the Surrey 500 project, you can read a blog from Sarah Parker, Surrey Heartlands Director of Transformation, which looks at the impact the project is expected to have.

Surrey 500 has been funded from multiple sources including KSS Leadership Academy, Health Education England, NHS England and an in kind contribution from the organisational development and culture team at Novartis who will run some modules.